interiors

MPavilion 2019 – Glenn Murcutt AO

Melbourne, Australia: MPavilion 2019, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt AO, opened this week in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Internationally influential for his environmentally responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character, Murcutt’s MPavilion heralds a milestone in the architect’s fifty-year career as his first civic city design. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from the City of...

Sculptural LIGHT FALLS house

The LIGHT FALLS house is an extensive redevelopment of a Victorian terraced house in the London’s Borough of Kensington, including the almost complete demolition and reconstruction of the existing dwelling and the addition of a basement and a double-height rear extension. The project features an entirely new organisation that revolves around a new interior courtyard acting as a visual centre to the living spaces. With...

Villa in the Dutch countryside

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead out buildings. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard. The central open space is protected, yet open to the surrounding landscape. Designed by Mecanoo, this spatial arrangement guided the design of the...

Himalayan salt block chair

New York-based designer Gregory Beson has crafted a magnificent sculptural chair made from 76 pink Himalayan salt blocks, in an attempt to examine how humanity exploits natural resources. The piece mimics the design of Louis Kahn’s Californian research facility and modernist architectural icon, the Salk Institute. Beson was motivated to make the chair as a way to comment on...

Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which...

Alpine house in Queenstown NZ

The initial brief for this project located in Queenstown NZ, required a sanctuary from which to take in the breathtaking alpine landscape, one that could engage with view of mountain ranges to all sides while offering protection from the harsh extremes of an alpine terrace. Designed by legendary Fearon Hay architects, the scheme arranges four rectangular building forms...

The evolution of the Miss Oops

Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring life to the imaginary character Miss Oops, who regularly appears in his designs. The exhibition leads guests through an unfolding narrative centred around an imaginary recurring character in the designer's work called Miss...

Colour Blocked in Barcelona

Klinker Apartment is set inside an art-nouveau building in Barcelona's El Born neighbourhood and serves as a holiday home for a family of four hailing from Coronado, California. The owner, an interior designer, had initially planned to renovate the 75 square-metre apartment herself. Sadly, several months into the construction works, a fire destroyed a majority of the new elements as well as a number of...

Rebelling against the norm

Lom Hai Jai aims to address the human side of city architecture in Vieatman, it attempts to allow the occupants to break away from boxed in air-conditioned “building blocks” which occupies a large portion of the city. Studionomad believes city living generally lacks sufficient natural light, airflow, privacy and nature. This project aims to rebel against the norm, an anti-thesis to...

Negotiating the dramatic – Spain

Set atop of a steep terrain in southern Spain with a steep slope, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has designed an all-white house that negotiates the dramatic change in topography. Titled ‘house in Benahavís’, the property takes advantage of the site’s views, the home’s primary living accommodation is found on the upper level, which is supported by a single building...